ebay and https

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by zoran, Jan 7, 2015.

  1. zoran macrumors 68030

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    I dont see www.ebay.co.uk to be on a secure web adress (https)! Is it safe for a user to log into it from a public/corporate computer? Can the users l/p be tracked down from a possible hacker?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    The sign in page and other account pages are all HTTPS.
     
  3. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I don't see an https anywhere and i am signed in!
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    The signin page is https, then you go back to http. I suppose when you're ready to execute a transaction then you may go back to https, but I can't be sure. I don't use ebay any longer so I can't tell. I can verify that when you click on the signin link you are presented with a https page to authenticate.
     
  5. BasicGreatGuy Contributor

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    Unless you are signing in, or accessing account information or payment, you won't be in a secured https on the site.
     
  6. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Lets say there is a crooked IT administrator in the company one works for. Can he derive a users ebay l/p although the site is secure?
     
  7. Intell macrumors P6

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    Not without making your internet browser complain and throw you an error message.
     
  8. zoran thread starter macrumors 68030

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    What kind of an error msg?
     
  9. Intell macrumors P6

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    One that would prevent access to the site unless you purposely clicked past it.
     

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